The discerning gentleman settles for nothing less than the best, whether that’s in his cars, his clothes, his cigars or his watches.
Two of the top manufacturers, one from the world of cigars, the other from luxury timepieces, have come together to release a limited edition watch that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. in a luxurious Hublot watch.
On Thursday, March 21, the luxury Swiss watchmaker unveiled and presented the Hublot King Power “Arturo Fuente” collector’s timepiece series for the first time in Florida at the rooftop of The Betsy South Beach Hotel. The limited edition timepiece was originally unveiled in the Dominican Republic on November 2, 2012. During this time, Hublot partnered with the world’s leading cigar brand, Arturo Fuente Cigars, to create a custom timepiece in honor of Fuente’s 100-year anniversary. The event, which was co-hosted by Fraser Yachts, included complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a variety of cigars for guests to experience and enjoy, including one of the rarest cigars in the world, Opus X. Carlos Fuente Jr., president with Arturo Fuente Cigars, was in attendance to mix and mingle with guests throughout the evening.
Only a few hundred of these custom watches are available, and depending on the exact model, they range in price from $20,000 – $40,000. What’s most appealing to cigar connoisseurs is that the watch comes in a cigar humidor along with 25 of the best, and rarest, cigars in the world, OpusX. While the majority of cigars are comprised of five tobacco leaves (wrapper, binder and three more leaves for filler), the Opus X has 9 leaves. Carlos Fuente Jr.’s explanation for the extra layers is simple, “So that in every puff, you will discover a surprise.”
Click the slideshow above to see pictures of the watch and the event.